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Man injured in Pak firing on LoC
Eerie silence on IB as shelling stops after 9 days
# Uncertainty looms large over border migrants # Schools remain closed
JAMMU, May 24: An eerie silence prevailed along the International Border on Thursday after nine days of intense shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops that left 12 people, including two BSF jawans and an infant, dead and around 60 others, including three BSF jawans, injured. However, a civilian was critically injured in overnight Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in village Pukhrni Lam of block Qila Darhal in district Rajouri...
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Rajnath reviews J&K situation post ceasefire announcement
Directs constant vigil on IB
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, May 24: NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the suspension of operations announced by the government about a week ago and expressed satisfaction over the relatively calm atmosphere prevailing in the valley, officials said. During the hour-long meeting, the Home Minister was briefed by top security officials about the law and order situation in the state, where incide...
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Post ceasefire announcement
Stone pelting incidents down; militants on offensive: MHA report
NEW DELHI, May 24: A week after the centre announced that security forces won't launch operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramzan, data collated by the home ministry shows that civilians have been hit the most, both in terms of casualties and injuries. While four incidents of terrorist violence were reported in the valley a week before the initiative was announced on May 16, that number rose to 13 a week after. If one civil...
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Rise in rifle snatching incidents
Police asks security guards to chain weapon with body
Blanket ban on smart phones during guard duties
SRINAGAR, May 24: In a bid to check rifle snatching incidents, Jammu Kashmir Police have directed security guards to chain their assault rifles with their body as per the standard instructions contained in the drill for such duties. The Police have also imposed a blanket ban on the use of smart phones during guard duties. An order in this regard has been issued by Jammu Kashmir Armed Police. The detailed order duly signed by A.K. Choudhary, t...
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Army Capt killed, Lt injured in accident
JAMMU, May 24: An Army captain was killed while another officer was injured when their vehicle rammed into a power pole in the outskirts of Jammu city early today. According to police, the 26-years old Captain Rakshit and Lt Ranvijay Singh, who were travelling in the SUV, hit the pole at Akalpur Morh. Rakshit, who was himself driving the vehicle, succumbed to injuries in the Government Medical College hospital, Jammu. “The body has been handed ...
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IAF choppers douse fire; V’devi pilgrimage resumes
REASI, May 24: The pilgrimage to the Vaishno Devi shrine resumed today after a brief halt following a raging fire in the Trikuta hills that was brought under control by Air Force helicopters equipped with specialised buckets carrying approximately 2,500 litres of water at a time, officials said. The pilgrimage was suspended yesterday as the fire spread in the hills, the abode of Mata Vaishno Devi, in Katra town of Reasi district in Jammu. “The...
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Lt Gen Anbu appointed new Vice Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen Renbir Singh likely new GOC-in-C Northern Command
NEW DELHI, May 24: Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS). He is presently GOC-in-C (General Officer Commanding-in-Chief) Northern Command. He will replace Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand who retires on May 31. The orders for Lt Gen Anbu’s appointment were issued on Thursday morning. He will take over the new appointment on June 1. He had taken over as the Northern Army Commander in December 2016. Commissioned...
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Unpaid SSA teachers threaten indefinite strike, seek salaries
'Authorities have reduced our status to beggars'
SRINAGAR, May 24: Sarwa Shiksha Abhiyan teachers on Thursday held protests at zonal headquarters as part of their protest program against non-payment of salaries for the last three months. Reports reaching from different educational zones of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara and other districts said that hundreds of teachers working under the central sponsored scheme, SSA in government run schools deserted the schools at aroun...
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Construction near army ammo depot at Nagrota
Speaker’s wife constructing bungalow on `Shamlat’ land
Building plan not approved, no permission in our records: JDA vice-chairman
JAMMU, May 24: The contentious plot near the defence ammunition depot in Nagrota, where the army has opposed construction of a residential bungalow by, among others, top BJP leader and Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh, is a village common land — called “shamlat” — that cannot be sold under the state’s laws, it is learnt. Besides the land bought by top BJP and RSS leaders in Jammu being “shamlat’’ plot, the broker who arranged the ...
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Army chief reviews security situation
SRINAGAR, May 24: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today visited the Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation in the hinterland. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the army chief visited formation headquarters and units where he was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness, a defence spokesman said. The army chief was appreciative of the measures and standard operating pr...
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Human shield victim holds protest
Demands arrest of army officer
SRINAGAR, May 24: Budgam human shield victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar today held peaceful sit-in protest demanding arrest of Major Leetul Gogoi who was caught with a local girl in suspicious circumstances from a local hotel here yesterday. The protest was organized by International Forum for Justice (IFJ) headed by Mohammad Ahsan Untoo against what they termed ‘sexual exploitation’ of minor girl by Major Leetul Gogoi of Assam. Carrying placards which...
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Ceasefire may be extended till yatra: Report
SRINAGAR, Ma y 24: The ongoing unilateral ceasefire by centre for Ramazan may be extended till Amarnath yatra if the situation during the holy month remains peaceful, reports a local news agency, KNS. Quoting souces the news agency said that after reviewing the impact of the ceasefire, Centre may extend it further. “The review will be called where in overall impact of the ceasefire and its impact on local sentiments will be discussed,” sources...
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Infiltration bid foiled in Kupwara: Army
SRINAGAR, May 24: Army today claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara district. A senior army officer based in north Kashmir told media that the soldiers manning the fence along line of control (LoC) near Gogledara area “challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators who tried to sneak into this side in wee hours today.” After being challenged, the officer said, the infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gun...
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Teesta, Anand move HC after Gujarat court rejects bail
AHMEDABAD, May 24 (Agencies): Social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on Thursday moved the Gujarat High Court against a lower court order rejecting their anticipatory bail plea in a fund embezzlement case. Setalvad’s petition challenging the lower court order may come up for hearing on Monday in the high court. The city sessions court had on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Setalvad and Anand in the Rs 1.4 c...
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Cartoon Corner
Summer vacations in Jammu from Jun 4
JAMMU, May 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced the summer vacations in Jammu division from June 4. “All schools in Jammu division will remain closed from June 4 to July 23 in view of summer vacations,” Minister for School Education Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali announced on Twitter....
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Police bans use of smart phones by sentries during duty hours
SRINAGAR, May 24: Police today imposed a blanket ban on the use of smart phones by the sentries. The move follows a number of rifle snatching incidents by militants in the recent past. “It has been observed that recent weapon snatching incidents have occurred due to the reason that sentries on duty remain engaged with their smart phones for most of the time thereby compromising with their legitimate duty. This tendency has considerably increas...
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> It reflects horrid mentality behind Kathua rape: CM
> Right time for Guv to take over J&K: Farooq
> Ceasefire half-hearted measure from India: Salahuddin
> PM’s visit to Kashmir a welcome step: Sharma
Deadly Nipah virus
Loss of precious lives to the extent of a dozen persons due to outbreak of deadly Nipah virus in and around Kozhikode, Kerala, in the last one week, is unfortunate and tragic. The outbreak of this virus, which has recorded very high mortality rate in previous years whenever it has emerged in different parts of India and the world, is also a challenge to the country's capacity to respond and deal with public health emergencies. The World Health O...
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Justice and redemption
By Krishna Kumar
Judicial hearing in the Kathua rape and murder case has been shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir, where the incident occurred, to Pathankot in Punjab. This has raised the hope that justice will be served. However, it is worth examining what justice means in cases where the victim of a heinous crime is a child. Judicial hearing in the Kathua rape and murder case has been shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir, where the incident occurred, to Pathankot ...
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A view-point from Jammu
By Anit Singh
Kashmir: Need to break the vicious cycle of violence Violence can always be suppressed and the chances of overthrowing a legitimately elected government in world history are so low that the future of Kashmiri struggle seems to be shrouded in permanent misery and despair. More than ever now, the Kashmir cauldron seems to be on the verge of boiling over. The trend of local populace going to the encounter sites in order to try and protect the ...
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Wrong-doing by UPA government be undone
Dear Editor, It refers to lust for palatial government-bungalows built by former UP Chief Ministers for their post-retirement government-accommodations tried to be kept occupied by Mayawati, Mulatamsingh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav. It is good that former UP Chief Ministers affiliated with BJP are complying with notices issued by UP government subsequent to Supreme Court verdict. UP government should exhibit firmness by forcible eviction of govern...
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> Save Water
Rupani's government to perform 41 'yajnas' in 33 districts to appease rain god
GANDHINAGAR, May 24 (Agencies): The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat has decided to seek divine intervention for good rains this monsoon. According to reports, the state government has decided to hold 41 'parjanya yagnas' to appease the rain god (Lord Indra) and the water god (Lord Varun). The 'yagnas' will be held on May 31 across 33 districts and eight major cities of Gujarat, as per reports. The decision to hold yajnas has been ta...
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N.Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts
Seoul, May 24 (Agencies): North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site on Thursday, media reported, as part of steps that have reduced tension on the Korean peninsula and raised the possibility of a summit with the United States. North Korea has conducted all six of its nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri site, which consists of tunnels dug beneath Mount Mantap in the northeast of the country. A small group ...
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> ‘India trying to block water supply to Pak’
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Pak players will continue to wear same new designed sweater in the matches against England
Mumbai, May 23: Members of the Pakistan cricket team will continue to wear the same designed sweaters they wore in the recently played only Test against Ireland. The first Test between England and Pakistan begins at Lord's on Thursday. Former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram had questioned the absence of green stripe from players' sweaters. Traditionally the Test sweaters worn by Pakistan cricketers have a green stripe running along the nec...
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> Bhatia Club wins over Raja Warriors Cricket Club by 13 runs
> Akhnoor, Jammu boys share Kabaddi titles
You accepted Kohli's challenge, accept mine on reducing fuel price now: Rahul to Modi
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): In the wake of chain fitness challenge which people are nominating others to share videos on Twitter, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday threw open a dare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a tweet on Thursday, he said: "Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forwa...
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